Re: Major Defect in Combining Classes of Tibetan Vowels

Date: Wed Jun 25 2003 - 16:08:03 EDT

  • Next message: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan: "Re: Major Defect in Combining Classes of Tibetan Vowels"

    Andrew C. West wrote on 06/25/2003 09:31:51 AM:

    > What I'm suggesting is that although "cui" <0F45, 0F74, 0F72> and "ciu"
    > 0F72, 0F74> should be rendered identically, the logical ordering of the
    > codepoints representing the vowels may represent lexical differencesthat
    > be lost during the process of normalisation.

    How can things that are visually indistinguishable be lexically different?
    We don't encode the phonological distinctions between homographs; we
    encode text.

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jun 25 2003 - 16:57:28 EDT